Two women and a man from Custer and Lemhi counties have died from COVID-19 so far in January, according to Eastern Idaho Public Health officials.

The death of a Lemhi County man in his 70s was confirmed Jan. 6. It followed the death of a Lemhi County woman in her 70s on Jan. 5 and the Jan. 4 confirmed death of a Custer County woman in her 60s.

The deaths mark the seventh death of a Custer County resident from the virus and the 25th death of a Lemhi County resident.

At the end of the day Monday, the health district listed three active cases in Custer County and nine in Lemhi County. Southeastern Idaho Public Health reported 12 active cases in Butte County. The death count there is seven people.

Across Idaho, 328,946 cases of the virus have been confirmed in the last two years, including 1,495 new cases on Monday. A total of 4,238 Idahoans have died from COVID-19.

Through Monday evening, some 836,915 U.S. citizens have died from the virus and 60,240,751 people have been confirmed to have contracted the virus.

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